The question of God's existence led three supreme scientists to differing answers, all pervaded by an awareness of the limitations of the human mind as it faces ultimate reality
The idea of the Way is seemingly universal in world religions. What does that say about our religions' histories, and more importantly, the Way itself?
Here we'll have a look at Epicurean Hedonism, it's not about indulging in all your desires, but a balanced life of simple, moderated pleasures.
The Epicurean worldview is build on a materialistic metaphysics. We'll see an ethics of pleasure rooted in materialism, the practice of limiting desires and eliminating the fear of death.
Is death the end of consciousness? Why are there so many documented cases of people having out-of-body experiences and being conscious of their surroundings while near death? Let's examine this question.
This article discusses the naive realism and challenges to this theory. Alternate theories considered include indirect realism and idealism.
This article provides an analysis of Plato's theory of the forms, as well as his ideas concerning a "perfect" society.
Deep philosophical questions make us think about reality in a different way than we normally would. Here are some questions to get you thinking outside of your comfort zone.
The life of the Ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus. The often misunderstood exponent of hedonism. Life's pleasures and joy can be easily attained by those with basic wants and limited desires.
A summary of the major ideas of Plato and how these would influence the development of philosophy is western society.
A discussion of the freedom versus determinism paradox and an analysis of hard determinism, libertarianism, semi-compatibilism, and compatibilism. Reason as causation proves the compatibilist theory.
In this analysis of Plato's Euthyphro, I analyze Socrates' conversation with Euthyphro and their discussion about the form and intrinsic quality of piety.
Circular reasoning is a logical fallacy that starts and ends with the same thing. Religious and political groups use this strategy frequently, and no one walks away with a better understanding. It is simply a means of shutting down conversation and lacks a desire to truly prove anything.
This article explores the centuries of dialogic perspectives on Kingship from Plato, Aristotle, and Rushid to Bossuet, Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau. Brandon Riederer is an Adjunct Instructor of English at Bryant & Stratton College. He has a M.A. in English from National University.
After a biography and a general epicurean worldview, we'll now dive into the Principal Doctrines of Epicurus.
Life is impossible without emotion. It allows us to express and helps us to enjoy the good times and cope with the bad times, but when our emotions are controlled, expression, psychology, and real healing are thrown out the window. It is a danger, because it prevents reflection and empathy.